Mirror Mirror

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Author: Tami Lundimg_20161002_172253-240x361

Genre: Paranormal
Publication Date: 28 September 2016
Source: Free ARC provided by author.

Cover:

Cover is eye-catching with nice color play.

Review:

OK. The name seriously mislead me. I was expecting this to be a spin on a fairytale. Well, it is, but not the way I expected.

Adelle is your average hot-but-unaware-of-her-hotness kind of girl.

She was jilted at the altar. This tragic event has led her to swear off relationships for good.

Her best friend Nicole is getting married to Nick (what’s up with these names though: Nicole and Nick , Ben And Bonnie??!!), and at their wedding, they have set up a fortune teller’s tent.

Adelle is forced to have her fortune read, where an old lady makes her look into an ancient mirror, which supposedly reveals her future husband.

After the mirror hints that Ben, Adelle’s roommate and best friend, is supposed to be her mate, she absolutely refuses to believe.

As Ben is not into relationships and is not willing to risk their friendship for anything, Adelle tries to forget this whole prediction.

But the old lady, Vivienne, is adamant. She follows Adelle everywhere.

Bonnie is the new girl in Ben’s life. For the first time, Ben is interested in dates and relationships. This jolts Adelle awake and with Vivienne’s help she realises that she has been in love with Ben.

But is it too late now? Will Ben start his life with Bonnie? Will Adelle be forced to watch her love  be with someone else?

My opinion:

Seems like a trying-too-hard kind of book. Unnecessary and cringe worthy detailing.

The story is not that great.

Vivienne’s character brings some liveliness to an otherwise cliché plot.

The scenes feel as if they are on repeat : Adelle misses a chance to tell Ben how she feels and Vivienne appears to scold her and then leaves without providing a solution.

Vivienne is a mysterious character: is she real or is she really a fortune-teller?

Warning: Mature language. This book contains graphic scenes and language .

My Rating: 3 out of 10

Recommended for:

Not really recommended. The book makes for a  light read but don’t expect can’t-put-the-book-down, want-to-know-what-happens-next moments to happen.


I received this free ARC in exchange of providing an honest review.

Goodreads Summary:

Adelle Hendrix doesn’t believe in hocus pocus. She doesn’t believe in happily ever after, either. So when she sees her best friend, Ben Jackson, in a supposedly enchanted mirror, she decides she’s not the crazy one, the loony old gypsy woman who showed her the mirror is.
Except that crazy old woman won’t leave her alone, and the more frequently she and her jack-o-lantern with the ever-changing carved faces show up, the more Adelle begins to wonder… Are she and Ben meant to be more than friends?
This book is not meant to be read by readers who are looking for a serious, boring read with a tragic ending. Only fans of funny and everlasting romance should pick this one up.

About The Author:tami-lund-headshot-2014

Tami Lund. Author. Wine drinker. Lover of romance. Writing happily ever afters, one book at a time.

She loves to interact via social media, and is on most major platforms as “Tami Lund Author.” Find her, like her, follow her!
Tami is published through Crimson Romance, Liquid Silver Books, Soul Mates Publishing, as well as self-published. She tends to write, a lot. Chances are, there is a new book coming out soon. Stalk her on social media, so you know when.
And most important, if you enjoyed one of Tami’s books, please let other readers know by leaving a review on the site from which you bought it, or on Goodreads. Otherwise, how will they know which book to read next?

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The Elf by Max Dune


Expected Publication:
October 20th, 201632320925

Author: Max Dune

Publisher: David and Duke Publishing, LLC

Genre: Holiday, YA

Source: Free ARC

Cover:

The cover is a not that attractive,  but it does manage to depict the setting of the story.

Review:

When the book starts, you will feel sympathy and be enraged for the beloved movie character, Jack Frost and almost hate the ruthless  elf who is hell-bent on destroying him.

Soon though, the real story unfolds.

The elf is a story about, well, an elf . His name is Lucian. He is not the short and skinny thing as elves are usually portrayed as, he looks like a normal person and works at Santa’s factory located in a gloomy no-nonsense industrial area.

His life was turned upside down when Jack Frost unleashed a deadly virus on the elves.

This virus took Lucian’s parent’s life and most of the elves.

Now Lucian’s dreams are full of taking revenge. The thoughts of paying Frost for what he did, consume him.

When a oppurtunity presents itself, Lucian sets off to find Frost. The journey tests his strengths and motivation. He finds a mermaid, gets in a deathly chase by a pack of wolves and ultimately finds Frost.

But, will he accomplish what he planned?

Lucian discovers a sinister activity happening in Santa’s village. Someone is ruining Christmas and the children aren’t receiving the gifts. The elves are unaware and merrily continue making toys for the kids.

Who is the real villain? When Lucian discovers the truth and betrayal, he along with a group of fierce rogue elves, is determined to save Christmas and his brethren at all costs.

My opinion:

Thoroughly enjoyable book.

Loved the twist on the characters personalities which definitely deviate from the usual concepts.

The trek that Lucian takes through the frozen landscape was the most beautiful and engaging part of the book.

The story is action packed.

Sometimes the plot goes forward from other characters point of view, but Lucian’s point is the most prominent.

Even though Lucian is the hero, he is portrayed as pretty average though extremely brave elf. He fails, he falls, he doesn’t always win, but still he is an excellent character. The readers will find themselves rooting for him.

Rating:8 out of 10

Recommended for:

Although this book focuses on Santa and the elves and  Jack frost, it’s definitely not for children.

Adults and Young adults will enjoy this cool storyline.

I received this free ARC to provide an honest review.

Good reads Summary:

Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro.Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever.

About the author:

Max Dune is a Southern writer who spent most his childhood watching TV, devouring comic books and weaving magical worlds in his head. In his mid-twenties, he decided to follow his true passion. He has since created a number of short stories, novels, screenplays and TV pilots. To be alerted to future books and giveaways, please sign up for his newsletter at

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